Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:27 AM
has declared October as Contact Lens Safety Month to help educate the public on the best ways to protect their eyes through proper care. In addition to a dedicated webpage
, fact sheets and shareable social media graphics, Prevent Blindness also offers the “Contact Lens Safety”
episode as part of the Focus on Eye Health Expert Series. Dr. Thomas L. Steinemann, professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University, discusses a variety of topics with Prevent Blindness president and CEO, Jeff Todd, including advocating for contact lens safety, patient care, and the dangers of improper use of contact lenses.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:18 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision Specialty EyeCare
has named Weiwen Chen as business manager, Asia-Pacific. In this newly-created role, she will lead the organization’s rapid growth and category expansion across the region.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission
said last week it is sending payments totaling more than $1.9 million to 30,172 consumers nationwide who bought Hubble
brand contact lenses from Vision Path, Inc.
Friday, August 26, 2022 12:24 AM
LAVAL, Quebec—Bausch Health Cos.
(NYSE/TSX: BHC) said this week that it has transferred common shares in an amount equal to approximately 38.6 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of Bausch + Lomb Corp.
to an existing wholly owned unrestricted subsidiary of Bausch Health. This transfer is consistent with the company's “commitment to the separation of Bausch + Lomb and provides the company with strategic flexibility while it evaluates all relevant factors and considerations relating to the separation of Bausch + Lomb,” the Bausch Health announcement noted.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:24 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—In recognition of its continued leadership in sustainability, CooperVision’s
contact lens manufacturing facility in Alajuela, Costa Rica, has been elevated to the prestigious LEED Gold status following program recertification from U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:24 AM
(SIX/NYSE:ALC) said this week that its second-quarter sales increased 5 percent on a reported basis to $2.2 billion, and noted that the increase was 10 percent on a constant currency basis. Sales in both surgical and vision care in the second quarter ended June 30 benefited from “product innovation, continued recovery across international markets from the COVID-19 pandemic and sales from acquired products,” the company’s announcement noted.
Monday, August 8, 2022 12:18 AM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Art Optical Contact Lens Inc.
, a leading provider of custom contact lenses, has announced a travel grant opportunity for optometry students and residents for 2023. As a dedicated supporter of optometric education and to encourage students with an interest in specialty contact lenses, Art Optical will award up to six travel grants, valued at $750 each, to attend a specialty contact lens meeting.
Friday, August 5, 2022 12:30 AM
VAUGHAN, Ontario—Bausch + Lomb Corp.
(NYSE/TSX: BLCO) reported Thursday that its second-quarter revenue increased 1 percent (on a reported basis) to $941 million, and approximately 6 percent organically, “driven by strong performance in vision care and surgical segments.” The year-ago revenue total was $934 million. Foreign exchange had an unfavorable impact on revenues of $46 million in the second quarter, the company noted. In the vision care segment, revenue totaled $589 million in the second quarter, which compares with $556 million in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of $33 million, or 6 percent.
Friday, August 5, 2022 12:21 AM
WATERLOO, Ontario—Specialty contact lens innovator Daddi Fadel, DOptom, FSLS, FBCLA, FAAO, FIACLE, will join the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) in September 2022.
Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:15 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon
said recently that the world-renowned professor of ophthalmology Edward J. Holland, MD, will join the company as a member of the research and development (R&D) team. Dr. Holland is a thought-leader in ophthalmology, specializing in the field of cornea and the ocular surface, according to the company’s recent announcement. He will serve as an enterprise senior scientific advisor to Alcon while continuing his private practice. In his role with Alcon, Dr. Holland will be integral in providing strategic input on Alcon’s pipeline and portfolio, including ophthalmic pharmaceuticals.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 12:30 AM
and direct-to-consumer contact lens brand Waldo
are partnering to offer the lens brand across all of the retailer’s vision centers. The goal is to “make eyecare more accessible and affordable,” Walmart said in an announcement Tuesday. The Waldo lenses are available in-store now, and also on the website WalmartContacts.com
Friday, July 22, 2022 12:27 AM
VAUGHAN, ONTARIO—Just a little over two months after its partial spinoff from parent company Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC), the eye health and vision care company Bausch + Lomb Corp.
(NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is undertaking a search for a successor to chief executive officer Joseph Papa. Papa stepped down as chairman of the board of Bausch + Lomb earlier this week, and the company also announced at the same time that it has begun a search for a successor to Papa as CEO of Bausch + Lomb. He will continue in the CEO role and as a member of the board until a successor is appointed, the company said in its announcement on Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:27 AM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson
(NYSE: JNJ) reported Tuesday that its sales in the second quarter increased 3 percent to $24.0 billion, with operational growth of 8 percent and adjusted operational growth of 8.1 percent.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—A judge in U.S. District Court in Manhattan last week ruled in favor of Warby Parker
in a trademark lawsuit brought by 1-800 Contacts
Monday, June 27, 2022 12:21 AM
VAUGHAN, Ontario—Bausch + Lomb Corp.
(NYSE/TSX: BLCO) announced Friday that it has expanded its board of directors to add two designees to the board from Carl C. Icahn and affiliated entities (Icahn Group